Medical journals are filled with articles on laparotomy, the surgery that involves removing the uterus from a woman’s abdomen.
They’re also filled with stories about the horrors of gynecologic surgery, such as the woman’s blood clots and the fact that she’ll never have another child.
But when it comes to gynecologists, we’re told there’s one caveat.
If they’re not white, they can’t do laparotomies.
“If you want to be a gynecologist, you’ve got to be able to do a laporoscopic procedure,” said Dr. Michael O’Malley, a gynecomastia surgeon in Atlanta.
“You’ve got no choice but to do it.”
It’s not an ideal scenario, and it’s one doctors are aware of, O’Malia said.
“People are afraid to say, ‘I don’t want to do that,'” he said.
This is a common refrain among doctors, and not just gynecoscopists.
It’s also the case with other medical professionals, such a plastic surgeon, an obstetrician, a nurse, and a nurse practitioner.
“We’re taught that the doctor is the one who can do a hysterectomy or a caesarean section,” said O’Donnell, the surgeon in Seattle.
But that’s not the case, said Dr